economy

health care

Gov. LePage’s veto of Medicaid expansion has pushed hospitals to the financial brink

Last year, half of Maine’s hospitals ran an operating deficit. According to figures from the Maine Health Data Organization, two thirds of Maine’s hospitals have just one month’s cash on hand (or less).

economy

Gov. LePage’s policies plunged rural Maine into a prolonged recession

New data released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis provide more evidence of Maine’s lackluster economy, and the failure of policies pursued by Governor LePage and his allies. In the

Maine Legislature

It’s Republican legislators, not Gov. LePage, who are blocking student debt relief

As we approach the end of a legislative session marked by some of the most intractable partisan conflict in our state’s history, a curious partnership has emerged in Augusta over

Angus King

Sen. Collins eviscerates Republican plan to cut Medicaid

Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Maine Senator Susan Collins gave her most devastating assessment yet of the Republican plan to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid

economy

Analysis: Senate health care repeal plan would devastate rural Maine

US Senate Republicans are still pushing to pass their latest version of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, despite analysis from the Congressional Budget Office and others that shows that the Better Care

Maine Legislature

State budget gives another round of tax cuts to the wealthiest, who already pay lowest rates

In the early hours of the morning on July 4th, Maine Lawmakers enacted a two year budget that repealed the voter approved three percent surcharge on household income over $200,000

fair taxes

I worked hard volunteering to pass Question 2. I won’t vote for any politician who ignores it.

I care about my community. That’s why, last year, I went out in sub-zero temperatures and rain storms to knock on the doors of friends, neighbors, and perfect strangers to

Maine Legislature

Tomorrow’s election could help Maine compete in research and technology

Maine currently invests only about one percent of its gross domestic product in research and development, which places it 45th in the nation and last in New England. This lack

Demos

Progressive leader Heather McGhee to speak in South Portland on Thursday

Hether McGhee, president of Demos, a progessive public policy organization dedicated to democratic and economic opportunity, will be the keynote speaker at the Maine People’s Alliance’s Rising Tide Dinner this

federal

Groundbreaking plan would reverse Trump’s infrastructure cuts, invest in Maine

President Donald Trump surprised political analysts when, after promising new investment in infrastructure projects across the country, his budget proposal last week instead included cuts in funding for maintaining and